Happy New Year!
If 2013 taught me anything, it taught me that I am in charge of making my life the life I want it to be. I cannot control everything that happens to me. I certainly cannot control the decisions or actions of others. But I CAN control my reaction to those things.
I can take the reigns of my life and turn them in the direction I want to go. I can grasp the opportunities that come my way and hold fast to them. I can show my love for my family and friends through my words and actions.
And so for the year of 2014, I have chosen to focus on the word JOY.
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If I have the ability to control my reactions...I have the ability to control my emotions as well. And so for the year of 2014, I choose to focus on JOY. I choose to find the JOY in the little things as well as the big. I choose to be JOYFUL that I have so many blessings. Even in the darkness, there is light. And having JOY will show me that light...and amplify it.
My wise Mother always says "attitude is altitude". I believe that choosing to have an attitude of JOY will elevate me and those around me. I believe that it will help us to rise above the troubles that inevitably come our way and to see the blessings in our trials.
I will choose JOY.
Do you have a word of the year? Care to share? Leave me a comment...I'd love to hear.